Biennial Biopsies for PCa Active Surveillance

Biennial prostate biopsies appear to be an acceptable alternative to annual biopsies for men on active surveillance (AS) for low-risk prostate cancer (PCa), investigators concluded.

Metformin Ups Survival in Diabetic CKD ...

Initiation of metformin rather than a sulfonylurea as treatment for type 2 diabetes among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with decreased mortality risk, a study found.

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy Improves mRCC Survival

Initial cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN) is associated with improved overall survival compared with initial systemic therapy among patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), according to a new study.

RRF Not Linked to ESA Reqs

Residual renal function (RRF) among patients on chronic dialysis is not associated with reduced requirements for erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs), according to a new study.

Hyperuricemia Ups Renal Failure in Some

Hyperuricemia is associated with an increased risk of renal failure and death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Med Discrepancies Common in Advanced CKD

Medication discrepancies, such as taking different doses of a drug than prescribed, occur in most patients with stage 4 to 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) not on dialysis, and some of these discrepancies might pose serious risks, according to researchers.

PET/CT for Prostate Cancer

Novel PET radiotracers have shown great potential in the early diagnosis and staging of PCa, detection of post-treatment recurrence, and monitoring of metastases not previously possible with current imaging technologies.

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